From The Heretic Knowledge Vault
Brother Roeland was a priest of the Millenarian sect of the Veracian Church in Saus. He was the archivist of the genealogical records at the Millenarian temple, which Argus and Brother Miguel visited early in the game to try to winkle out some information on the enigmatic Father Egbert. Unfortunately, some time not long before Argus and Miguel arrived, a fire broke out in the archives that caused not only a great deal of damage, but apparently two deaths -- "apparently" because one of them may have happened before the fire, which of course rendered it suspicious. Anyway, poor Roeland was one of the victims; the other eventually turned out to be Gordon Grumiel, a figure of some significance in the investigation of what was going on with Egbert.
Argus and Miguel do manage to find enough information in what's left of the archives to start them on the road into the boonies of Veracia in search of Egbert (and adventure), so this poor fellow's death was not entirely in vain.